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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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Description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...
The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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Portland - the city of Rose

The garden was on top of a mountain donated by a rich family to the city of Portland. It has a Chinese garden with gold fishes and small puddles of water meant to relax the mind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The garden was on top of a mountain donated by a rich family to the city of Portland. It has a Chinese garden with gold fishes and small puddles of water meant to relax the mind and the soul with the beauty and simplicity of nature. The Center of attraction, of course, was the huge bed flowers of all kinds... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If you like roses this is a must for a summer to fall visits to Portland. The garden is set on a hill, ands you can stand at the parking lot and view the various divisions / rooms. As you walk through all the varieties of the roses are identified. This place smells glorious. There are statues and pergolas scattered... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Who doesnt love roses...and every color you could ever imagine..oh and it's FREE! That's right just walk on over to Washington Park and check it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here on memorial day weekend and it was not a disappointment. All the flowers were in bloom, the smells coming off the flowers were amazing in addition to the colors. So pretty and must for a spring/summer visit!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is not much of a garden but just some rose plans planted by the side of the road alongside some tennis courts. There were a lot of rose flowers though. A lot of varieties of them too. Many of the roses were large enlarged and looked different as it seems they were a by product of some kind of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My daughter took us here knowing how much I love flowers. My husband and I loved the varieties and colors and history of these beauties! My dad, who has passed, gifted me several favorites of his and I've planted many of the miniatures that I received as gifts, so a special Thank you to the City of Portland for caring... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We blundered into the rose test garden while looking for the Japanese Garden (which is just beyond it), and it was a definite highlight of the trip. Just stunning! We visited in August and there were thousands of roses in bloom. If you're a gardener or just a fan of flowers, can't recommend it enough. (Also, the view of Portland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy gardens and flowers, or taking pictures with beautiful backgrounds, search no more. My mom and dad especially favored this place because of the different kinds of flowers and places to take pictures. Each cluster of flowers are properly labeled so we know what we were looking upon. Self guided tour, but beautiful none the least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I had no idea what to expect when i drove into the park to fine the rose garden. It truly is mind blowing, i never thought that there would be so many varieties both old and new to look at, and be taken in by the magic of it all. Take your camera, it is a must.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fragrance, beauty, serenity and grandeur all in one place! Over 7,000 rose plants of 550 varieties blooming April - October in the "City of Roses"! It's the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States. Such a pleasant place to be!

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